The ArgusHove school helps feed the homeless (From The Argus)

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Hove school helps feed homeless after closing due to snow

A school helped feed the homeless after closing its doors for the day.

Blatchington Mill School in Nevill Avenue, Hove, was one of dozens of schools across the county to shut yesterday.

Having dismissed the students and staff at about 10.30am due to the worsening weather conditions, bosses was faced with a canteen full of baguettes, fruit salads and pasta salads set to be served out to the students at breaktime.

Rather than see the fresh food thrown away, the school contacted First Base, a day centre for homeless people in Montpelier Place, Brighton.

It will be served to the 30 people who are using the emergency night shelter during the freezing conditions.

Headteacher Janet Felkin said: “It is important for us to help those in our local community and we did not want to see this food go to waste.

“Our hope is that this small token will be of some help to those who find themselves vulnerable during these winter months.”

Ms Felkin sent out a message to all other schools in the area which might also be able to make such a contribution.

She added she hoped this policy will be implemented in the future.

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4:10pm Fri 18 Jan 13

NickBrt says...

Wonderful news, well done. Thank you.
Wonderful news, well done. Thank you. NickBrt
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4:38pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Serf says...

Nice to know that there are still caring people about. Well done and thank you.
Nice to know that there are still caring people about. Well done and thank you. Serf
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4:41pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Grinny says...

Excellent work Blatch!What a wonderfully charitable thing to do!Lets hope other schools and businesses are inspired to do the same!
Excellent work Blatch!What a wonderfully charitable thing to do!Lets hope other schools and businesses are inspired to do the same! Grinny
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6:19pm Fri 18 Jan 13

melfromhove says...

I can't find enough ways to praise this so will just say "well done" !
I can't find enough ways to praise this so will just say "well done" ! melfromhove
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1:09am Sat 19 Jan 13

Poccypoc says...

Great work. I've had an idea. Turn off your heating tonight and Saturday. You will be cold, but still NOT as cold as the homeless on the streets - but it mighyt make you think.
Great work. I've had an idea. Turn off your heating tonight and Saturday. You will be cold, but still NOT as cold as the homeless on the streets - but it mighyt make you think. Poccypoc
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3:38pm Sat 19 Jan 13

The Real Phil says...

Top class
Top class The Real Phil
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